Trayvon Martin’s Father Tells Lawmakers He’s Not Done Fighting For His Son

Source: Justin Sink  / The Hill

Trayvon Martin’s father told lawmakers Wednesday that he hoped conversations stemming from his son’s death would help “stop someone else’s child from being killed.”

“My message to the world is that we won’t let this verdict sum up who Trayvon was,” Tracy Martin told the first-ever Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys hearing. “I vow to do everything in my power not to give up the fight for him.”

WATCH: Tracy Martin’s Opening Statement To Congressional Caucus On Black Men And Boys via C-Span

He said that the “greatest gift” for a man to receive was a son, and that it was “hart-wrenching” to lose him.

“[Trayvon] was my hero,” Tracy Martin said. “He saved my life and not to be there in his time of need is real troublesome.”

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